History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1963

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1963?

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This French president vetoes Britain's entry to the EEC.29th January
The Labour Party elect this 46-year-old MP for Huyton as their new leader, and thus Leader of the Opposition.14th February
The Beatles release this, their first album.22nd March
This man, chairman of British Railway, issues a now infamous report recommending huge cuts to the UK's railway network.27th March
The UK signs a Sales Agreement with the United States for the US to supply Britain with these missiles.6th April
70,000 marchers arrive in London from this Berkshire village to demonstrate against nuclear weapons.15th April
This royal figure marries the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey.24th April
Tottenham Hotspur become the first British club to win a European trophy, when they defeat Atl├ętico Madrid 5-1 in the final of this competition.15th May
The Profumo Affair: John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, admits to misleading Parliament and resigns over his affair with this woman.5th June
Pauline Reade is reported missing on her way to a dance in Gorton, Manchester, and will later become the first victim of this series of murders.12th July
This transport related burglary takes place.8th August
Rioters burn down the British embassy in Jakarta to protest against the formation of this country.18th September
This university opens in Norwich.29th September
Following the resignation of Harold Macmillan on the grounds of ill-health, this man becomes Prime Minister.19th October
This eastern crossing of the River Thames is opened.18th November
This author, most well-known for the Narnia series, dies, although his death is overshadowed by the assassination of John F. Kennedy.22nd November
The BBC broadcast the first episode of this long-running sci-fi series.23rd November
This east African country gains independence from the UK.12th December

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